This year, the lecture had a different format: the “Faith, Poverty and Justice” Lambeth Palace Inter-Faith Event with DFID. The main speakers were Secretary of State, Andrew Mitchell, and The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. They were joined in a panel discussion by Professor Gurharpal Singh, Professor in Inter-Religious Relations and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Dr Severine Deneulin, Lecturer in International Development at the University of Bath, and Mr Fuad Nahdi, Executive Director of Radical Middle Way.

Usama comments, “There has been much interfaith dialogue for years. It is good to see that this has now progressed to inter-faith action, especially around pressing international concerns such as global poverty.”

For further details, see http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/2539/